David Thompson

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David Thompson

Post by Johan Melle » 04/04/2020, 22:10

David Thompson in Un gatto nel cervello (1990)
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David Loren Thompson was an American actor who was born in 1931 in Eugene, Oregon. He graduated from San Rafael High School in 1949, and after joining the Marine Corps Reserve, he was sent to Korea in 1950 and fought in the Chosin Reservoir campaign with the 1st Marine Division. After the war, he enrolled at the University of Arizona and graduated in 1955.

He worked regularly in musical theater productions at Phoenix Little Theater during the 1970s and into the 80s. Then, at some point, he ended up moving to Italy, settling in Rome, where he taught English and appeared as an extra in several films. He also managed to land a few bigger and credited roles, but seems the only truly substantial role he played was as the deranger killer in Lucio Fulci's gory horror movie Un gatto nel cervello (1990).

At some point, he returned to the US, and passed away on 21st April 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 84. He was survived by three sons and two granddaughters.

So far, I've only found two uncredited roles for David, but there are surely many more appearances to be found in Italian films and TV productions of the 1980s and 90s.

Source for all informations: Obituary for David Thompson


FILMOGRAPHY
1988
  1. Big Man: Polizza droga (TV) (credited as David Tompson) .... Hotel receptionst

    1989
  2. Arena (credited as Dave Thompson) .... Doctor
  3. Terminator 2 - Shocking Dark (uncredited) .... Henry Rafferson

    1990
  4. The Godfather Part III (uncredited) .... Party guest
  5. Un gatto nel cervello (credited as David L. Thompson) .... Professor Egon Schwarz
  6. Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (TV) (uncredited) .... American ambassador in Cairo

    1991
  7. Il principe del deserto (TV mini series) (credited) .... Holy man
  8. Miliardi (credited) .... Dr. Settani

    1999
  9. Boom (uncredited) - 3rd segment: "Il figlio di Maciste" .... Gordon Steel's friend on the sofa

Filmography to be verified
  • Errore fatale (1992) (TV movie)

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Post by Johan Melle » 04/04/2020, 22:12

Big Man: Polizza inferno (1988) (TV) credited as David Tompson, as Hotel receptionist
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Arena (1989) credited as Dave Thompson, as Doctor. He appears in one scene in this American movie shot in Rome.
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Post by Johan Melle » 04/04/2020, 22:15

The Godfather Part III (1990) as Party guest. He's visible in several shots in the lengthy party sequence at the start of the film.
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Post by Johan Melle » 04/04/2020, 22:19

Un gatto nel cervello (1990) credited as David L. Thompson, as Professor Egon Schwarz. This gory meta horror movie offers David his largest and most substantial role, playing the psychiatrist of horror movie director Lucio Fulci (played by himself) and who is eventually revealed to be a deranged killer.
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Post by Johan Melle » 04/04/2020, 22:21

Voyage of Terror: The Achille Lauro Affair (1990) (TV) as American ambassador in Cairo
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Post by Johan Melle » 04/04/2020, 22:24

Il principe del deserto (1991) (TV mini series) credited, as Holy man. He has a reasonably large role in this 3-part mini series, appearing in several scenes together with Omar Sharif and Kabir Bedi.
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Post by Johan Melle » 04/04/2020, 22:25

Miliardi (1991) credited, as Dr. Settani. Just a short role in one scene. However, an extended TV version is supposed to exist, so it's possible David has a larger role there...
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Post by Emiliano » 13/09/2020, 7:44

Boom (1999) - 3rd segment: "Il figlio di Maciste" as Gordon Steel's friend on the sofa
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Post by Emiliano » 19/10/2020, 6:58

Terminator 2 - Shocking Dark (1989) as Henry Rafferson
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